Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 17, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages

"This might be the best Billy the Kid book to date." —Fritz Thompson, Albuquerque Journal

In this revisionist biography, award-winning historian Michael Wallis re-creates the rich anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859–1881), a young man who became a legend in his time and remains an enigma to this day. In an extraordinary evocation of the legendary Old West, Wallis demonstrates why the Kid has remained one of our most popular folk heroes. Filled with dozens of rare images and period photographs, Billy the Kid separates myth from reality and presents an unforgettable portrait of this brief and violent life.

 

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User Review  - bekkil1977 - LibraryThing

Wallis worked very hard to dispel myths surrounding the Kid. So much of his early life is unverifiable, sources are called into question. What was interesting was that Wallis very casually mentions ... Read full review

BILLY THE KID: The Endless Ride

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In this objective, non-sensationalistic biography of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid (1859-81), historian Wallis (Pretty Boy, not reviewed, etc.), host of the PBS series American Roads, painstakingly ... Read full review

Contents

FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTY
TWENTYONE

FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
TWENTYTWO
TWENTYTHREE
TWENTYFOUR
EPILOGUE BILLYS NEVERENDING RIDE
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Michael Wallis, the best-selling author of Route 66 and Billy the Kid, has published eighteen books and won numerous honors and awards. He is a popular public speaker and a highly acclaimed voice actor. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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